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COVID-19 Update: Transitioning to Virtual Class Sessions

Updated as of April 2, 2020 For the health and safety of our participants, due to increasing concerns about the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), current face-to-face Penn Boot Camp cohorts will shift to virtual class sessions. To ensure a seamless transition, we’re providing extra training to all active instructional staff on how to effectively…

10 Tips for Effective Online Learning

Thanks to the many advancements in modern technology, an online education has become more accessible than ever before, allowing learners to receive the same high-quality experience and outcomes offered by traditional education via a virtual experience. The recent weeks have witnessed an increasing number of schools and universities around the world transition to online-only learning,…

10 Effective Job Search Strategies

Charles Gedeon

After selling the tech start-up he co-founded, Charles Gedeon wondered what to tackle next. While handling operations at his company, he’d always been fascinated by the work done by the coders on his team, so that seemed like a good place to start.  “That whole process pulled me in,” Charles said. “So I started dabbling…

10 Women in Tech Who Will Inspire You

Woman in tech

Today’s tech industry faces an ongoing and visible issue: there simply are not enough women in the field. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, women make up half of the nation’s workforce and more than half of its population, yet, they are still significantly underrepresented across all areas of the tech sector, accounting for only…

Top 10 Coding Projects for Beginners

Junior web developer

Any developer will tell you: coding can be very challenging, especially for beginners. In fact, a career in development can seem so limitless that you may be wondering where to begin. As you get started, other coders may stress the need for you to work on creative projects and build your portfolio — and they’d…

How to Move From Junior to Senior Web Developer

Senior Web Developer

Senior-level web developers are in high demand. These professionals are sought after for their ability to self-manage, prioritize tasks and provide guidance to junior web developers, and employers typically compete for their skills with attractive incentives. So how do you transition from a junior to a senior web developer role? It’s important to plan out…

Making Learning Accessible: How a Loan-Financed Boot Camp Enabled Nathan Schmidt to Tap into His Creative Side

Nathan Schmidt’s professional experience is nothing if not diverse. He has worked in a warehouse for UPS, served the U.S. Army as a cryptologic linguist, and today, synthesizes his coding and military backgrounds as a software developer for defense contracts at Booz Allen Hamilton—a Fortune 500 company based in McLean, Virginia.  After graduating from college with…